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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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Hi everyone:
                        i have an important node with client, opt, etc configured and registered in the tsm server too , but seems that the asociated schedule has been deleted /removed deasociated. is there a comand to check the date when this happen?

thanks in advance
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NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
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NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Hi everyone,:
                         i need to archive for 6 months all the daily backups successfully executed 2 days ago. How can i do this?


thanks in advance
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Dear Experts, we are using Veeam B&R 8.0 to backup VMs to a NAS. But the storage's size was consumed very fast. Please see the attached pictures for the settings of restore points and VM retention in Veeam.

In the rest picture, you can see we have some .vib (incremental) and .vbk (full) backup files. Questions are:

1. If we setup the restore points to 15, why did not Veeam delete backup files before October 1st automatically? Is there any setting which we can config to achieve that?

2. Can we delete some backup files manually?
 

Many thanks in advance!
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Hi, everyone!
This is my first post,
I need some help, Im ussing veritas backup exec16 to backup ndmp emc storage.
All the backup is ok, but i need restore 1 file, but the media is expired. How to put the media in state to restore the file?
thanks!
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I am running Exchange Server 2010 on a Windows 2008 R2 server with 16gb of ram and 3.40ghz processor. The server does not have any kind of lagging and it behaves perfectly for our incoming/outgoing email flow.

Months ago we had like 10 different domains distributed in 4 different drives totaling almost 900gb of space. At that time the backup procedure was taken 13 hours. We completely removed 2 domains and physically also deleted any remaining logs, files and subdirectories for those domains, bringing the space used by the databases down to around 600gb. After that, we enforced users to bring their mailboxes down to around 4gb each (some of the users had 35gb mailboxes) and in the past few days I've running the command: eseutil /d "D:\database 01\database01.edb" /t  "F:\temporary.edb" on each of the databases to defragment them bringing the total space used down to about 300gb.

The questions I have are as follows:

1) The backup procedure (manually run each monday) still takes around 12-13 hours and I thought that if 900gb was taking 13 hours, 300gb should take somewhere around 4 hours. Am I missing something here in terms of doing something besides defragmenting the databases?

2) Anything else I should check or uncheck that could be causing this delay?

3) Could somehow this delay be caused because I am using the same external usb disk? I don't know if each backup completely overwrites the previous one or the process do some kind of verification)

4) Do you …
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Is anyone here using AutoDesk Vault and if so, how are you backing up your Vault instance(s)? I am told that AutoDesk only recommends a particular backup solution (Symantec I think) but we're getting ready to move the Vault instance over from a standalone physical box to a VM. I would really prefer (after the migration) to back it up using Veeam along with all our other VMs in our vCenter. However, because Vault uses a SQL backend, I have been told that I may want to also do something specifically with the individual SQL databases in addition to our normal backup ... and that this may very well be the reason why AutoDesk recommends a specific backup solution for it. So I need to know how others are doing it.

In addition, we would love to be able to share certain files stored in our AutoDesk Vault with a partner or two and we are not quite sure how to even approach that, so if anyone on here has any experience in using the AutoDesk Vault product and sharing Vault files from it, it would also be great to hear how you guys do it.
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We  have a backup software that uses that the files archive bit to execute it's "incremental" process.  This specific PC we have been restoring and moving around megs of data for the user.   Now we need to set the files archive bit on certain files and folders and sub-folder (and files within these folders) - this way when the apps runs, it will backup only the modified files/folders.

Please advice on the optimal manner to go about resetting the bit.
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I'm using a Neoseries T24 (Flexstor II) autoloader with two drives. I have tapes (11 of them) in a pool labeled 'Full'.

When I run two jobs, both for the 'Full' pool, they will wait in sequence so they can both use the same drive (0) instead of one running on drive 0 and one running on drive 1.

Is it possible to have any tape from the Full pool an available drive in the autoloader so that two jobs can be run simultaneously?

Do two SD daemons need to be running?

** bareos-sd.d/server-sd.conf**

storage {
  Name = server-sd
  Maximum Concurrent Jobs = 20
  # Plugin Directory = /usr/lib/bareos/plugins
  # Plugin Names = ""
}
** bareos-sd.d/autochanger/autochanger-0.conf **

Autochanger {
  Name = "FlexStor_II"
  Changer Device = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-1BDT_FlexStor_II_xxxxxxxxxxx_LL0
  Device = ULTRIUM-HH7-0
  Device = ULTRIUM-HH7-1
  Changer Command = "/usr/lib/bareos/scripts/mtx-changer %c %o %S %a %d"
}
** less bareos-sd.d/device/ULTRIUM-HH7-0.conf **

Device {
    Name = "ULTRIUM-HH7-0"
    DeviceType = tape
    DriveIndex = 0
    ArchiveDevice = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx001-nst
    MediaType = LTO-7
    AutoChanger = yes                       # default: no
    AutomaticMount = yes                    # default: no
    MaximumFileSize = 500GB                  # default: 1000000000 (1GB)
    AlwaysOpen = yes
    Autoselect = yes
    RemovableMedia = yes
}
** bareos-sd.d/device/ULTRIUM-HH7-1.conf **

Device {
    Name = …
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How to blank / scratch tapes with Networker to free up space on a datadomain vtl? We are migrating data from one site to another.
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Any recommendation for backing up my NAS ?

Should I do it directly from the NAS or from a computer that is mapped to NAS?

Which providers are recommended and have apps that I can install on the NAS?
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Hey guys,

I´m trying to solve issue with an ISCSi initioator on my Windows 2k8 R2 server (VM on XenServer 7.0). After I did reboot a server Windows backup failed with error that backup disk was disconected...
Backup disk is connected via ISCSi from NAS - running Openmediavault. So I simply tried to rediscover Target Portal and reconnect ISCSi target...unfortunately I ended up with these errors while rediscovering Target Portal

EventID 103
Timeout waiting for iSCSI persistently bound volumes. If there are any services or applications that use information stored on these volumes then they may not start or may report errors.

EventID 7
The initiator could not send an iSCSI PDU. Error status is given in the dump data.

EventID 43
Target failed to respond in time for a login request.

Tried to google all these errors but nothing helped so far...

Any ideas?

Thanks for any help!!

Jiri
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I asked a very similar question last year but now, there are some added twists, so it's time to hit up you experts for advice.

I have 6 computers in use in my home. I also have 9 portable hard drives (to be sure: the ones that look like cell phones, not the "box on the desk" kind) . Some of these are in and of themselves backups of certain folders full of data and programs on one or more of the computers, really requiring weekly backups for data that changes often

I'm asking you for your suggestions and help for a relatively simple plan that will allow me to back up all this stuff as needed on both a local "big" drive (1 or 2 TB)  dedicated for a backup AND a cloud backup.  If you need more info from me , ask away. I realize that this question may have a fair amount of levels and details to bring the whole picture into focus.

Have at it...and thanks!
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Hello Friends,

i have Buffalo TeraStation 7000 device. configured 3 of 12 disks Arrays each 4 disk drives

Arry 1 and 2 are RAID5 = copying speed over network is and within drives is 10-12 Mbps Only.
Arry 3 is configured as RAID0 but speed is same 10Mbps

copying speed on other network devices reaches up to 200Mbps but very slow on this even within the gigabit NIC

could you please help.
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Hi everyone.
                        i got to run a restore of a .xls file and when i run the restore this message apears:

ans5042e  data is currently unnavailable on the server .

Lately a couple of tapes has been checked off from library.

Is there any way to know in wich tape is the .xls file that i need to restore?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello everyone,

I bought a laptop last week (ASUS Zenbook UX330UA) with Win 10. It was all good and fine until I realized that 3 of the keys on the keyboard do not actually work! I contacted the seller and they offered to replace it for free! Great!

Now the thing is, that I spent 15h+ last week to set up my laptop exactly how I wanted it. That includes all the necessary updates, installing office, onedrive, blah blah blah. Quite a bit of work.

To come to the question: Is there any way to create a disk image of this laptop and then restore that image to the new laptop? Is there any software that will do that (even commercial one)? Wouldn't there be issues for example with the license of Windows, or Office or all the other commercial software?

Thank you very much in advance!

Regards,
George
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Hi everyone.
                         i have the following error on a tsm backup:

 
09/21/2017 01:30:15 ANS1377W The client was unable to obtain a snapshot of '\\vwarbass0000002\e$'. The operation will continue without snapshot support.
09/21/2017 01:31:57 ANS1377W The client was unable to obtain a snapshot of '\\vwarbass0000002\c$'. The operation will continue without snapshot support.
09/21/2017 01:37:25 ANS1512E Scheduled event 'DIARIO_0130' failed.  Return code = 12.


Beside the vss error, the owner of the server told me that  e$ and c$ are no longer needed to be backedup.

Please how can i exclude them on the opt?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi

I've added 4 disks to my SAN this morning and they have just finished expanding.

How can I expand the volume to use the available disk space. I can't seem to find a way

Thanks
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I have seen NAS has option to configurer as SAN.
Is it possible to use versa?

I have SAN Lenovo v3700 v2 to use as a SAN or fileserver to configure in Samsung NVR NR-8232-RM
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I've taken over a configuration of BareOS on Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie). Its a fresh install, using both file and Autochanger storage.

Everything looks correct and bconsole will talk with the changer (I can move, mount, unmout, label tapes etc.).

Problem: The backups will write to the autochanger's drive - but ONLY if the tape is manually mounted. If the drive is empty, the backup job will not pull a tape into the drive. It just stays queued indefinitely. If I move the tape to the dirve (even after the job is started) it runs fine.

The tapes are barcoded and labeled.

See pertinent config below:
bareos-dir.txt
bareos-sd.txt
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

The Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive we have contains every piece of data for our business such as databases and Microsoft office files.

This hard drive contains around 2 or 3TB of data.

We are using BitLocker on a Windows 10 Pro PC to encrypt this Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive.

After 24 hours, at around 6:00pm yesterday the encryption progress had reached around 80%.

We decided to leave the encryption running for this hard drive on the Windows 10 Pro PC overnight.

While running, I set this PC to never go to sleep or have it's screen turned off.

This morning, at about 9:00am, I checked the Windows 10 Pro PC and the login screen was displayed.

I found out that a Windows Update had restarted the PC where the external hard drive had been encrypting.

I checked Event Viewer on the Windows 10 Pro PC and found that it had restarted at 5:05am.

After logging in to this PC, the BitLocker encryption progress did not appear or pop up.

I clicked on the drive which had been encrypting and it required a password to be entered.

I entered the password and had access to the files.

It did not continue encrypting so I am not certain whether this drive had fully encrypted or not.

How do I find out if this external hard drive has been fully encrypted by BitLocker?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Background:   iMac, Sierra.  There are damaged sectors.  There is a 30GB  Parallels file that appears to occupy some of those sectors.
  • I ran Disk Utility, which stopped as soon as it found a damaged sector, and reported that it couldn't help.
  • DiskWarrior showed a "preview drive"   I could only copy about 15GB of the Parallels file before I got an error message that file couldn't be copied.
  • Mac Data Recovery Guru - they found the sectors, kept running, but no Parallels file showed up on the list of recoverable files.
Is there any other software or method that can recover the large Parallels file, or enable me to extract whatever undamaged files are located inside?

Thanks.
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Dear Experts, we realized that Veeam 8.0 displayed the incorrect information about our VMs. These 2 hosts have nothing in used size for sure (they were thin-provision and took about 500 GB each). This leads to the slow backup time (even it is just incremental). I also got the proxy bottleneck. I also got the notification from Veeam that these 2 hosts were no longer processed by this job?

Do you know why and how to fix this?

Environment:
- Veeam 8.0 R&R
- Win server 2012R2
- VMware ESXi 6.5
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People,

My Exchange Server 2013 DAG mailbox (Passive) cannot truncate the transaction logs with the below error as I can see from the backup software (Veeam):

The server name: PRODMBX01-VM
Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Details: Failed to call RPC function 'Vss.FinishSnapshot': Error code: 0x800401fd. Failed to invoke func [FinishSnapshot]: Object is not connected to server.

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This is the result of the vssadmin list writers command:
Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {678f3888-9335-4294-81af-cbde9348672c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: Retryable error

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As at the moment, there is no Active mailbox DB running in PRODMBX01-VM so it only holds a passive copy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note:

What's the impact when running this command below during the business hours:

diskshadow
set verbose on
set context volatile
add volume \\?\Volume{3c8d1bcb-9d95-11e5-80b0-806e6f6e6963}\
add volume X:
add volume C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1
begin backup
create
end backup

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Source: https://www.veeam.com/kb1980
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I have a client, he is a doctor, he wants to backup offsite but wants it stored at his home.  Looking for recommendations for a hardware/software solution.
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Hello experts I'm trying to compare Pros / Cons of using Windows build-in back-up & Acronis 12.5 for windows server.
Also which type of media is best for storing back-ups on.  Traditionally we used magnetic tapes, but thinking of switching to HDD's.
Also Pros/Cons of Using HDD / tape / online back.
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.